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Focus on Food and Exercise for Gonad Types
by Richard Power, Ph.D., L.N.

An Evolutionary Pattern
Gonad types are an early evolutionary pattern, primarily tropical and subtropical, to cope with early high infant mortality and naturally available food supplies. This early type evolved with a form of the hunters and gatherers diet pattern which long preceded intensive cultivation of plants (i.e. grains) or major domestication of animals (i.e. dairy products). Gonad types in the tropics focused more on food gathering (shellfish, fruits, eggs, nuts, roots, fibers, leafy plants) and the hunting of small animals (fish, birds, reptiles, small mammals).

Meal-times and Diet
Gonad type digestion is best suited to 2 to 4 small to medium sized meals daily. Modern gonad types still do best with diets based on meats, fish, seafood, nuts, all kinds of vegetables and fruits including tropical forms. They often do well with early-cultivated foods such as corn and yams. Males usually have larger, more active, adrenal glands and can digest larger meals and fibrous foods mere easily.

Special Foods for the Recessive Glands
Many gonad types have recessive liver and pineal function and require special foods. Key factors to support the weak link recessive glands are magnesium, sodium and potassium carbonate, zinc, B complex, B6, B12, biotin, vitamin D and tryptophan. Some of the best sources of these factors for the gonad type are:

  • Organic beef or lamb, game meats, seafood
  • Organic egg yolk, raw nuts or seeds (soaked or fresh), Brazil nuts
  • Squash, green beans, zucchini, all leafy greens

Symptoms of weak liver function include: chemical sensitivity, drug hypersensitivity-allergy, multiple food sensitivity, digestive problems, erratic or low energy, and poor viral immunity. Clinical signs include: yellowish skin (a condition called secera), muscle weight loss, abdominal fluid retention, and dark areas under eyes.

Special Foods for the Dominant Gland (men and women)
To support a highly active gonad system, the key factors are phosphorous, essential fatty acids, zinc (especially males), manganese (especially females) and vitamin E. Some of the best sources of these factors for the Gonad type are:

  • Seafood, sashimi, organic red meats, game, egg yolk
  • Avocado, coconut, raw nuts, tahini

Special Supplement Needs
Minerals: magnesium, calcium (mostly for women), zinc, manganese
Vitamins: B6, B12, D3, E, biotin (mostly men)
Other: liver and pineal neonatal glandulars, reduced glutathione (NAC, lipoid acid, selenium if toxic exposure) 5 HTP or tryptophan, glutamine

Exercise and Environment
Daily activity at a medium pace. Avoid severe aerobic workouts. Outdoors in sunlight if possible with some sunbathing. More sensory or sensual exercise, such as swimming or dancing, is very appealing. Outdoor activity, with 2 or more hours of direct sunlight each day year around. Use bright full spectrum lighting indoors in winter months to recreate 12-14 hour days. Sunbath the whole body, especially torso, 15 to 30 minutes per day, or in the winter carefully use a UV tanning lamp 10 to 20 minutes per week primarily on the torso (back and front.) Sunlight on the skin is important for vitamin D synthesis and hormone production.

Detoxification and Stress Reduction
Moderate exercise, water-based exercise (swimming), massage, stretching, meditation, and 7 to 8 hours of deep sleep are recommended. With exercise, avoid sweating to a state of complete exhaustion. Focus on mineral replacement, especially ocean water, hot springs and Epsom salt baths.

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